Italian GP – Crazy Lewis

{ Posted on Sep 12 2007 by dScribe }
Categories : Formula 1 Races

Ok, so last time we vented about Fernando Alonso being unimpressive during the Turkish Grand Prix. This time Fernando made us eat our words (finally!). This is probably the most comfortable Fernando has looked during a race weekend all year and when he hooks it up, he really hooks it up. One can’t help but feel he had even more pace in the car, but just controlled the race.

Lewis Hamilton also drove a good race but what’s with these kamikaze passes? First with Massa and then with Raikkonen. One day someone (Fernando?) will hold their line when he tries to pass…

Now to the points:

Fernando Alonso – Finally did what we know he’s capable of. Seems to have gained some support from Ferrari fans (as Hamilton is the evil passer of Ferrari’s ;) )

Lewis Hamilton – Good job, crazy passes. Fortune favours the brave I guess (just look at Michael Schumacher’s career!) :)

Kimi Raikkonen – Did a great job to get out ahead of Lewis in his pit stop. Did a half-arsed block when Lewis passed him. Would have done himself a much bigger favour if he’d closed the door properly.

Felipe Massa – LOVED how he drove in the first few laps. He had the fire in the belly and I haven’t seen an F1 car slide around like that in a long time. Shame he had this mysterious problem with the rear end of the car though.

Nick Heidfeld – Mr Consistency :)

Robert Kubica – Getting outdriven a bit by Nick, but still another Mr Consistency in the making.

Nico Rosberg & Heikki Kovalainen – Both these guys have done such a brilliant job this year. Heikki started slow but now they’re both making lunch out of their teammates.

Honda – They scored a point!!! 8)

Mark Webber – Finished a race!!! 8)

Me – I’ll shut up now!!! 8)


15 Responses to “Italian GP – Crazy Lewis”

  1. Yes he was rather fantastic wasn’t he!(Alonso) You said he needed to do better in Q3, he did, and the rest was a foregone conclusion, personally I think its because he has his shaggy look back! (ha ha). Apparently Ron Dennis, is not keen on facial hair.

    I am really a newbee to F1 and only started becoming interested in 2000, Murray Walker retired in 2001 and I have heard a few stories about his commentary, so I looked him up and have been in stitches, here are a couple of comments he made that really tickled me:

    Murray: “What’s that? There’s a BODY on the track!!!” James: “Um, I think that that is a piece of BODY-WORK, from someone’s car.”

    Murray: “There’s a fiery glow coming from the back of the Ferrari” James: “No Murray, that’s his rear safety light”

    “…and there’s no damage to the car…..except to the car itself.”

    “And we have had 5 races so far this year, Brazil, Argentina, Imola, Schumacher, and Monaco ”

    “Mansell is slowing it down, taking it easy. Oh no he isn’t! It’s a lap record”

    “And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One racing”

    LOL, must have been fun listening to him, anyway…
    Poor Kimi….(was it my imagination or did he look very eager to swig that Champagne??) …Hamilton lucky again..that he did not get wiped out by a Ferrari! More from Fernando this weekend….I’m sure of it…

  2. To Paula, that is hilarious…where did you find these? I am so happy that Fernando finally had a good weekend, it was about time. I feel kinda sorry for Massa though, poor guy didn’t deserve that kind of end.
    OMG, I’m starting to sound like a Ferrari fan….. :) ;)

  3. Paula, you’ve started something now!!

    Some more Murray moments….

    “With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go”

    “Do my eyes deceive me, or is Senna’s Lotus sounding rough ?”

    “… Mansell can see him in his earphone…”

    “The beak of Ayrton Senna’s chicken is pulling ahead” (who knows!!)

    And finaly

    ‘and I interrupt myself to bring you this….’

    Come back Murray!!!

  4. hahaha…kool one liners from Mr Murray the retired…..

    the race was disappointing for the Ferrari in me…But however you gotto compete and the best thing for a competition is for the competitors to respect each other. Ferrari better respect Mclaren else they might find themselves in trouble next season too…Btw whats the latest with that litigation? wont it be fun(or shame) if Mclaren win it all only to loose it in some God forbidden court of law ;)

  5. where is this website hosted…My local time is 9:19 PM and my previous comment has the time as 1:47 AM…is this in australia ;)

  6. Paula – It really is all about Q3 isn’t it? Personally I hate the qualifying system. I wish they’d just keep it simple like when Senna and Prost used to duke it out.. it was so simple then – you put on the softest tires available and you can thrash it out for an hour to do your best lap.

    Haha! I’d never heard the Murray quote about Schumacher being one of the 5 races so far!! :)

    Maya – Yeah, you have to feel sorry for Massa.. even Kimi too. It’s a sad year for Ferrari especially with the decision against McLaren today (meaning Ferrari will take the constructors championship – but how hollow is that victory??).

    Dean – Hmm.. maybe we should do a post where people put their favourite Murray Walker quotes? What do you think? :)

    bottleJuice – You’re right, technically it’s an Aussie site but the audience is well spread over the world :) Very smart! ;)

  7. Yeah, what’s with the decision….I mean $100 mill seems a bit 2 much, doesn’t it? I hope McLaren will put an appeal on this “verdict”….and did you hear what Max Mosely said: “Justice is served”…..COME ON
    I’m just glad they didn’t take the points from the guys, because technically they didn’t have anything to do with this. :( :(

  8. Well you can read my views on my unofficial blog Maya, but I thinks Jackie Stewart’s got it right – The punishment doesn’t fit the ‘crime’, but if there’s more to this we should have been told more earlier. Tell me one team’s drivers that haven’t discussed Ferrari set-up! When the music stops, whoevers left talking gets fined.

  9. Apparently Ron Dennis is not too worried about the cash, saying Mclaren turns over between £450-500 in million in a season and have no debt, so as harsh as it sounds, its all relative. So how come Ferrari cannot keep up with Mclaren if they used the Ferrari “blue-print”…don’t get it! Did any money change hands for this “information”. Hope this does not affect the pit crews….perhaps no big bonus this year….have to keep an eye on them!
    Its all too much….”Ferrari-gate”…!!

  10. Can I just say bravo on your blog. It’s brilliant :)

  11. WOO!
    LOL @ Webber comment!
    I was happy that Fernando won. He had a great race!
    Keep in mind that Kimi did have a bad neck during the race, he even said during the post-race conference that he was finding it hard to keep his head up under breaking.

  12. Yes, Fernando finally got it together for an impressive race and the victory! I think that Hamilton also had a great drive…I am liking his aggressive style, bending the rules but not breaking them.

    Unfortunate circumstances for Massa. I think that he could have succeeded where Kimi did not in pushing one of the Mclarens off the podium.

    I have no doubt in my mind that Kimi’s neck was sore, he sure hit hard in practice. That combined with the strain of trying to see a way around the Silver Arrows :)

    Of course I have to complain about the outcome of Mclaren Spy Scandal. It is hard to have an opinion when so few details of the evidence have been released….but hey that never stopped me before ;)

    To me, based on what we have been told the outcome is a joke! I mean the $100 million is not such a big deal, make it $150 million if they want. Give $100 million to the F1 governing body to promote the sport and $50 million to Jean Todt to finish making payments on his bride to be (I am starting to feel sorry for the old pervert as he seems to think they are engaged and she seems to think they are not).

    What bothers me is taking away the constucters championship from the team. If there is indisputable evidence that there are elements of the Ferrari design used to benefit the McLarens then stop them from racing for the rest of the year altogether. If not, then leave it alone.

    If this is about the image of the sport being tarnished, then Ferrari should be equally responsible as Nigel Stephney was just as guilty as Mike Coughlan. Hopefully these two are both banned from working anywhere near any aspect of Formula One.

    Maybe a more suitable punishment would be for them to push the Toro Rosso car back to the pits, while wearing nothing but pink ballerina dresses, everytime Liuzzi DNFs….

  13. if mclaren had used the info they would be as slow as the ferrari
    or is mosley so thick he cant realise this.
    it is obvious he should wear a red suit to all fia meetings.

  14. Great blog Miss Quiche!

  15. Seems the FIA waited for an opportunity where McLaren had more people involved in the spy scandal than Ferrari. We shouldn’t forget that when it was just Cohglan and Stepney involved, action regarding article 151c couldn’t be taken without prosecuting the Maranello squad as well. Now with the number’s in their favour (or rather inversely so..) Ferrari can get off scott-free despite violating the same rule.

    Do as I say not as I do.

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